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quickly because time is running short. >> now, house speaker john boehner responded quickly saying house republicans will do the right thing. they will be responsible, they will meet america's obligations and make sure the government does not shut down. he tried to take that specter off the table. but this is a very tough fight that's getting more and more problematic, larry, because the president said he's going to break the habit of crisis-driven fiscal negotiations. if he's going to succeed in that, somebody is going to have to break and it may have to be soon because treasury secretary geithner said this afternoon we could hit the debt ceiling and exhaust all the extraordinary measures he's been taking as soon as one month from now. >> you know, john, 2010, 2011, the 2012 he negotiated. he voted against the debt ceiling i believe in 2006. why all of a sudden does he not want have to have negotiations? >> i think will's happened, larry, is that the president spent 2011 and 2012 with republicans squeezing him on his priorities, having opposed him during the first two years of his presi
mitch mcconnell attend and house speaker john boehner declined each and every time. it's interesting, he's not against attending state dinners. >> can't smoke and don't serve merlot. >> there's president bush, attending a state dinner during the bush presidency. >> he had no problem going when he liked who was in the white house, just had a problem going when it was president barack obama, it appears. >> can we show this graphic. mitch mcconnell went. let's show it. it was a good one. the germans went. they love their sauerkraut. >> they were invited to a screening of "lincoln," apparently at the very last minute -- >> nobody's perfect. >> i would think when the president invites you to see a movie at the white house, you might want to go. maybe if you were disagreeable in nature, not fun and quite frankly not interested in getting anywhere on spending, maybe you would decline. look at the president. why don't i play that sound bite again, no matter what you think of his ideologically, joe, wouldn't you want to have a beer with that guy or a beer with mitch mcconnell. >> you keep interru
of the president of the united states. unfortunately, there's no one who will do that. not speaker john boehner, not mitch mcconnell, not everyone mitt romney who was the party for the presidency. >> now, jonathan, when you look at this, the birther movement hasn't gone anywhere. they're still going strong. there's been 100 court cases filed to prevent the inauguration ceremony monday siting obama's over-seas birth. and i wonder where that gop base got the idea from that the president wasn't born here. it certainly wasn't just don trump. look at this. >> no one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. they know that this is the place that we were born and raised. >> all i can tell you is ha the general consensus is that he has produced a birth certificate. the question is is it legitimate? >> this is the easiest problem to solve. all the president has to do is show it. >> so why is this important? because if you dehumanize the president, if you made him un-american, you've made him other, then you don't deal with him because he's not american, he's not really le jit. if you're constituents wit
offer to speaker boehner, over a trillion dollar in additional spending cuts, $400 billion in entitlement savings. this is really serious stuff on top of the over trillion dollars we signed into law. so the barrier to progress here isn't our position or the president. we moved more than halfway which is a fair definition of compromise. and we are going to require some more revenue. john boehner himself said, he thought there was $800 billion in revenue from closing loopholes. we dealt with the tax rate issue. now it's about loopholes, and i think the country would be well served by tax and entitlement reform because it will help our economy. >> that's what i was going to ask you because both john boehner and republican leader in the senate mitch mcconnell said the revenue debate is over. no more taxes. are you saying that the president will only sign a budget deal if it includes new revenues? >> yes, it's got to be balanced. and, by the way, they weren't saying that a matter of weeks ago. speaker boehner said 800 billion from closing loopholes. what's changed in the last fo
john boehner thinks differently. he responded by saying, quote, the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. >>> these pens are designed to be used only by one person, but an investigation discovered that many of them were used on multiple people. >>> are you in hawaii or going there anytime soon? surfers, beware. check out this video. it's a real-life jauss. two sharks were swimming dangerously close to the show. can you believe it? look at that. you could wade in and be bitten, eaten. last year there were a total of 11 shark attacks in hawaii. >> that's what i call dangerously close. >> oh, my goodness. >> so some people in the southeast waking up to the dual danger of flooding and ice. alexandra steele in the weather center. good morning. >> good morning, guys. each snow potentially for you around new york city. >> trifecta. >> there you go. we'll see it all. here's why, zoraida. what we've got is the stalled front and along the front we've got everything from rain, sleet, even freezing rain that will become a
demanding the senate pass a budget really doesn't do anything. it also violates the so-called boehner rule, which requires any bill to have cuts equal to the rise in the debt ceiling. well, republicans are making up for this by saying congress will get paid -- will not get paid unless the senate passes a budget. let's investigate this a little bit. even republican congressman darryl issa knows it's a violation of the 27th amendment not to pay congress. when told about the plan, issa said that's unconstitutional. he wants a paycheck. now republicans are claiming the plan will just withhold pay for -- from congress. so all of them will get paid no matter what. what is it? it's just a big sham. it's just a big game. house democratic leader nancy pelosi rejected the plan as a gimmick. she's correct. this gimmick is the only thing republicans have up their sleeves right now. john boehner told everyone two years ago the country would not default on its debt. >> do you agree with administration officials and other economists that defaulting on the full faith and credit of the united states would
increasing the debt limit as a senator. speaker of the house john boehner's office said debt is endangering's children future. theconsequences are real he said. >> the debate had a numbing effect on wall street today. the dow is up 18 to 13,507. the nasdaq is down 8 at 3,117. the s&p is down 1 at 1,470. >>> all of that in washington is being watched closely in sacramento because failure to address the debt ceiling could take the budget surplus and wipe it out. ktvu's ken pritchett is in the capital. >> reporter: exactly on where california's budget stands today it became clear there was a lot of agreement we are on the mend, the budget turned a corner and all of that is at risk if the federal government drops the ball. >> reporter: california finally has a surplus. in november he said he had a deficit of $2 billion. he stands by that number but says -- >> it is roughly in balance. >> the difference in numbers is small and that the government's plan shows discipline. >> he should be commended for the plan. >> paying down debt and strengthsenning education are the right -- strengthening educ
notified house speaker boehner he and other treasury secretaries have done in other impasses, nothing profound about it, just an attempt to keep the pressure on the congress, remind them that the clock is ticking. we're getting closer to the debt limit as the president said yesterday. we could hit it in as little as one month, maria. >> john, thank you so much. we'll be watching that story certainly as will the markets. is the market too complacent right now with all of the stories out there as far as the u.s. debt as well as the global economy. according to rex macy it is. he thinks there's a good chance that risk fears will rise and, therefore, the market will pull back. will that be the moment for investors to get in. good to see you, gentlemen. thanks so much for joining us. what are you expecting in terms of this market 2013? >> sure. well, right now we're at 1472 on the s&p. we think it's going to go marginally higher from here, but it's not going to be a smooth ride. we've got a vix at 13 and change. that's too low. that's where the complacency comes from. you see it there. as
i'd get shot. bipartisan outreach will be so successful that even john boehner will consider becoming a democrat. after all, we have a lot in common. he is a person of color. although not a color that appears in the natural world. leaders of the republican party, they call the passage of this bill armageddon. end of freedom as we know it. so after i sign the bill, i looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling or sudden cracks opening up in the earth. turned out it was a nice day. they said we needed to triple the border patrol. well, now they're going to say we need to quadruple the border patrol or they'll want a higher fence. maybe they will need a moat. maybe they want alligators in the moat. lots of ups, lots of downs, except for my approval ratings which have just gone down. but that's politics. it doesn't bother me. besides, i happen to know that my approval ratings are still very high in the country of my birth. he seems all-american, but if you heard his real middle name, tim hosni pawlenty, what a shame. governor romney has said that he hoped a similar v
of america not paying bills is irresponsible. >> john boehner said the american people do not report raising the debt sealing without lowering spending at the same time. >> the u.s. consulate in benghazi a week from tomorrow, she will be before the house foreign affairs committee. at some point she will appear before the senate foreign affairs committee. that day is yet to be determined. they are set to testify and sidelined by illness. ann romney's dance card is full apparently. tmz said she was approached to compete on the next season of dancing with the stars and say she was very interested, but the one-time first lady hopeful ultimately declared. she did appear as a greft they tweeted overnight he would have loved to have seen it. >> that would have been fun. the transformations that people do on the show -- >> i'm struck by how much work they go through. >> maybe you should do it. >> maybe not. >> you have your afternoons free. you would be done by 10:00 in the morning. >> lance armstrong apparently admits to doping and gives a tearful apology to the staff of live strong. we will look a
with house speaker john boehner. that is going to be one of the factors as we're looking at his second term he has this ambitious agenda at the same time has to deal with the economy and budget concerns that we talked about. >> nancy is our capitol hill correspondent she's been at the capital for us reporting all day. the next order of business, at least in terms of the house of representatives will be increasing the national debt limit. in other words, allowing the government to borrow more money so that it can pay the bills that it's already in cured. how do you see that rolling out over the next days and weeks. >> house republicans changed course pretty dramatically last week they were at their republican retreat, this is a tradition all members of the house republican conference went away from meetings for three days in williamsburg, virginia. at the end of that three-day meeting they came out said, we said we were going to fight raising the debt ceiling until we got dollar for dollar spending cuts now we're going to hold a vote that is going to be held wednesday to raise the debt cei
at that throughout the last four years of president obama's term. remember now john boehner and president obama had a deal the first time, the first time with a the debt ceiling 600 billion dollar number they came to and agreed to john boehner went over to the white house and ready to sign the deal and president obama said, no, make it 800, and moved the goal post and the mouse democrats say we'll punt this, kick the can down the road until april, the debt ceiling, let you raise the debt ceiling and violate the things we promised we wouldn't do to the people that elected us. in return, you guys, senate democrats come up with a budget and you haven't passed one in 1300 some days. chuck schumer says i'll make a deal and take you up on the offer guess what, in the new budget we're going to tax more, tax all you people to agreed to the deal that they just came to january 1st, that deal is done we'll keep that and give another, another bite of at that apple. stuart: this is a financial issue. it's a budget issue, so they need a straight up or down vote in the senate and the democrats have a majority in
are no other spending cuts in this. remember the boehner rule dubbed the boehner rule says any increase in the debt ceiling must correspond to equal amounts in spending cuts. >> not quite the same reaction from house minority leader nancy pelosi saying: >> so the republicans are taking the debt ceiling debate moving it off a few months perhaps take place in april or may so they can focus on the automatic spending cuts set to hit the budget at the end of february those are known as sequester and also government discretionary spending authority that runs out in march. plenty of budget fights and it looks like we will be having them just about every couple of months all the way through the spring. david: as long as you are in williams burg virginia what do you care? it is a lovely place to be right now this time of year. rich: yes and the wind has died down and the snow is melting. it's a nice place. david: thanks rich. liz: we will find out what a representative thinks about the debt ceiling bill that will hit the floor next week and find out why she's calling for congress to get rid of t
. >> house speaker john boehner put out a statement on all of this said, quote, house committees of jurisdiction will review these recommendations and if the senate pass as bill, we will also take a look at that. speaker boehner knows that getting 60 votes for any major sweeping new gun control legislation will be difficult to get in the senate. david and liz. david: peter barnes in d.c. thanks, peter. liz: with talks of gun control let's look how some big name gun companies are performing right now. first smith & wesson. this of course is the firearms manufacturer, the stocks saw really significant bump of nearly 6%, putting this into perspective, fallen more than 14% in the wake of shootings at the school. arum ruger and company engages in the design, manufacturing and sale of firearms saw its biggest gain since mid-december. the stock is not hit as hard as smith & wesson. it is up three months for sturm ruger. cabela's operating hundreds of stores in u.s. and canada. it saw a move up 6%. david: not just gun control. we're headed for a debt ceiling battle is to avoid the debt c
to bring us together. >> house speaker john boehner is meeting with the house republican conference right now. according to a source in the room boehner is calling for the republican party to present a budget that balances the federal budget in 10 years. given where democrats and republicans have been on that issue, republicans against any type of increases in taxes you can imagine all that would come through spending cuts and not be all that acceptable to democrats on capitol hill. so recall tore there will be a vote in the house to extend the debt ceiling until may 19th. that is contingent both houses of congress passing a budget. something that senate majority leader harry reid said is a big step forward for republicans. they're not calling for any spending decreases in this debt ceiling increase. the white house put out a statement said it would not oppose a short-term debt deal though neither getting real specific whether or not they would actually agree to what the house is hoping to pass tomorrow. back to you. david: rich, reading through that, frankly didn't take too long to read
boehner, eric cantor, the number two republican in the house, and mitch mcconnell, the republican leader in the senate, are at the white house right now having coffee with the president. do you think that there really is a chance that there can be some sort of a get together, bipartisan effort, something we haven't seen thus far? >> you know, not on everything, bob, but on some things for sure. not just because people are becoming enlightened, but because of their self-interest. if you look at your own polling and the polling that we have seen in the last few days, the republican party is trading at record lows. the congress at almost record lows. the strategy of obstruction has not been worked well for the republican party. that's why i think you saw them retreat from the plan to push this debt ceiling issue immediately upon returning to work. so i think that there's a prospect for getting some things done. certainly on issues like immigration reform. there's a powerful impetus for there to be progress. i think we can make some. >> david, thank you very much. you're going to be leaving
if there is no bill passed, congress does not get paid. all part of the proposal for next week. john boehner say before there is any long-term debt limit increase, a budget should be passed that should cut spending. they have failed to pass a budget for four years. this is a shameful run that needs to end this year. the strategy is to put this off until later this spring to deal with the automatic spending cuts, along with, in march, government spending does run out. they would focus on a longer-term debt ceiling increase sometime in april or may. that is the strategy from house republicans. president obama says he has not even entertained any type of negotiations. republicans should agree to raise the debt ceiling because having to raise it is the result of appropriations already passed and signed into law. back to you. melissa: thanks so much. ashley: here with reaction to the gop when it peter welch. thank you for joining us. you say, look, republicans are making it an "economic weapon of mass distraction." do they get is a continuation of that? >> it is actually progress for the republican c
: are they to gather on it? speaker boehner, we cut a deal, but he does not have the votes to do it. are there more together than we think? >> they tend to bring the caucus around a central focus. obviously, the debt ceiling is important. you will see some real coalition around the boehner real. you know, hopefully that is something that is sealable and relevant to the white house. it used to be pay-as-you-go. connell: times have changed. dylan glenn, thanks a lot. dagen: is lawmakers screw up or interest rates going up? peter hayes oversees more than $100 billion in assets. good of you to be here. they mess up on raising the debt ceiling, do you think interest rates will shoot up or what can we expect in terms of that market? >> expect volatility. the bottom line is you will see volatility. the longer we go and connell talked about some of the issues in washington, how you get there, missing payments and so forth. it will get messy. they seem to react only when their backs are against the wall. the longer they go, the higher probability the u.s. misses its triple rating. oddly enough, prices rose
to raise the debt ceiling. speaker boehner is expected to give a news conference later toda today. >> there are a lot of deadlines in washington for investors to keep track of, they each carry their own risk. let me walk you through what we are expecting. starting tomorrow on wednesday, the house republicans say they're going to have a vote to extend the debt ceiling. they say they will raise the $16.4 trillion cap enough to extend the debt ceiling to mid-may. on march 1st, you have the sequester, when the spending cuts will kick in. about $85 billion of cuts automatically to defense and domestic spending. the risk there is a drag to the gdp. on the 27th, current law on the government funding runs out that forces a drama over a continuing resolution, or you face the risk of a government shut down. on april 15th, that's the date by which the house would force congress to pass a budget or see their pay cut. the risk there, of course, is members of congress might have to go quite some time without a paycheck. tyler? >> thank you very much, eamonn. >>> the gop originally wanted to tie
reform. that's what we need. >> what john boehner headset is dollar for dollar. spending cuts with debt ceiling heights. what should they cut? give me a list. you might we talk about it from the standpoint of cuts, don't think cuts are going to do the job. we have to permanently reform the way washington spends money. >> okay, somebody want to to do that. >> we do that is through an approach that we referred to in the last debt limit debate is cat cut cabin balance for the short of it is to say that we can raise the debt limit we're not going to raise the debt limit, we shouldn't we put into place a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. one that requires congress to balance its budget each year. when it requires a super majority vote each time congress wants to raise the debt limit. that would get us on the right path. >> we already know that that's not going anywhere. it doesn't seem that you have the support for it. it's a nice thing to suggest. but at the end of the day, what is going to move the ball forward on getting federal spending under control. as a practical matter,
the president. people on the right, people who voted against boehner's plan b and people who want a deal done. i think in the end, people who want a deal done will prevail. maybe at the last hour or three hours after the last hour, we don't know. it was quite obvious the president was trying to blow up the deal on december 31st, while biden and mcconnell were out there negotiating, the president had a pep rally in the east room in which he directly attacked both the congress and the republicans, people trying to do the deal. any who's done any negotiations know what you should have done is praise the process, not attack the people in the middle of the process. i don't think the president liked that deal, i don't think he wanted a deal. i think he'd rather have the issue and i think in this case, he'd also rather have the issue. it will be very very hard to get a serious deal done when one of the main negotiators really doesn't want any deal at all. >> we have evidence of that with this interview with john boehner where he said the president told him repeatedly, we don't have a spending problem,
, is not going to jump to take any specific action. speaker boehner's office says they're going to wait and see, what does the senate do and then consider it. so that's sort of a real signal that there won't be any action on the house side. so if you look at senate democrats, what are they prepared to do? and from talking to people what we expect is over the next couple of weeks, it won't be instantaneous. they're going to meet as a group and try to make a big decision about should this be a comprehensive package, the kind of sweeping sort of discussion the president put forward, or should they try to take pieces? and i think there will be a lot of pressure to look at it in terms of taking pieces, going one step at a time. and the thing that seems to come up most often, we're beginning to see consensus around that universal background checks idea that you were talking about, that there are republicans who will support that, there are democrats who are known to be in sort of the gun community, willing to look at that. and then when you consider things like how can they address funding for mental
hill. republican speaker of the house john boehner reacted tepidly, his spokesman putting out a statement saying they will look at the ideas and if the senate passes a bill they will look at that but no commitment to bring a bill to the house floor. >> the president had children around him during the press conference, right is. >> and many of the children were victims of gun violence themselves or were aware of victims of gun violence and wrote letters to the white house. in fact, some of these children wrote letters that the president read from, remarked upon. it was a very dramatic and emotional setting there because the children sort of making the point and reinforcing the president's point that in his view this is about protecting first graders and their rights to go to school safely as much as it is about second amendment rights for gun owners. >> thank you so much. eamon javers with the latest there. >>> boeing dragging down the dow today as yet another problem is grounding some boeing dreamliners. phil lebeau with the latest developments out of boeing. we'll speak with
the majority of the majority has to be for something. we've basically boehner's dispensed that rule twice. but, look, when you look at those numbers for the republican party, i'm reminded one of my favorite lines from jfk which you quoted on the show last week. if you ride the back of the tiger, you often end up inside. they rode the back of the tea party to power, and right now the tea party is dictating to them. if the tea party succeeds, for example, in pushing them into default on the full faith and credit of the country and the economy crashes, that 49% disapproval will be 69%. >> that's exactly what i was thinking about the show tonight. who is in charge, the nra or the republicans. who is riding whose back? it looks like the republicans are riding the nra back and it's a dangerous animal. thank you. >>> remember the long lines in florida this past election day where republicans tried to make it difficult for people to vote? wait until you hear what governor rick scott is saying about it now. not my job, i didn't do that, don't blame me. this is "hardball," the place for politics. to the
to all house republicans and said your fight is not with john boehner, your fight is with james madison. he wrote this system this is the government we have. if you believe in the constitution, we have division of power. tough work within that to get an agreement. >> so, then frame that for me as words in a speech tomorrow that the president's delivering. he has to say -- >> the speech tomorrow should be the big picture above it all, should not be specific policies. save it for the state of the union that is a more plebeian speech. the power of the inaugural speech, what you want to in your president. >> ari fleisher, nice to have you this afternoon. >> great to be here. >> so great to be here with you, of course, i'm john berman. >> thank you. >> thank you so much for joining us this special coverage of president obama's inauguration. >> of course, i'm soledad o'brien. our special coverage continues all afternoon. don lemon's going to be up next with more from here in washington, d.c. ♪ [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport
loopholes through tax reform, which speaker boehner has acknowledged can raise money in a sensible way and by doing some additional cuts we can arrive at a package that gets this thing done. melissa: seriously? could we actually be looking at more? is anyone safe? with me, stephen hayes from the weekly standard, and fox news contributor. we have a susan hoff former treasury senior advisor. welcome to all of you. susan sounds like more taxes are on their way. >> president obama has been speaking the entire time about balanced packages. he talked about a $4 trillion target. we have 2 1/2 trillion in the bank right now. we're looking at another 1 1/2 trillion. not all will be in taxes of the part will be in cuts and part in taxes. we can't be in place t ignore investments we need to make in infrastructure. there is report out today we could lose $3 trillion over next eight years. melissa: stephen, i'm sure you're chomping at the bit to respond to that? >> look, one thing i will say to president obama he came to office in 2008 saying he would raise taxes. he has done it. this is what the p
of golf. he played with one democrat the entire time. and with one republican john boehner. that was it. there were 102 opportunities to play with other members of congress, build up relationships. >> reporter: at the start of his first term, president obama invited historians including david mccullough to the white house. looking for guidance from past presidents. >> washington, adams lincoln reporter: but mr. obama may be surprised at one a digs to the list whom mccullough now considers one of the greatest. >> and gerald ford reporter: gerald ford? ferld ford reporter: why? because gerald ford was a very good president. >> reporter: of all the presidents that you could have mentioned, gerald ford would never... >> because he seemed ordinary reporter: ... come to my mind he seemed ordinary to people reporter: but you say... i think gerald ford is one of the most interesting stories in the whole history of the presidency. he made one of the bravest decisions of any of the presidents. >> i shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow >> reporter: from one of the worst moments i
to speaker boehner. that will bring the deficits down even further, below 3% as a percentage to our economy. bringing down the debt as percentage to our gdp. critical and important for competence. so he very wants to engage on balanced deficit reduction. what he has said is the following. he cannot tolerate congress deciding to not pay its existing bills. and i mean nobody should use the threat of default, the threat of hurting the full faith and credit of the united states as a bargaining chip in negotiations. if anyone tries to, the president is just not going to tolerate or negotiate or engage with that type of behavior and i think that you're starting to hear an emerging group of outside republicans agreeing with the president, particularly in the business community saying you do not hold the united states economy and its credit rating hostage no matter how much you care about a particular side or point of view in a budget negotiation. >> speaking of which, not a republican necessarily but allen writes in the journal, he says the consequences of hitting the debt ceiling are too awful to
not go along with speaker boehner on the compromise on increasing taxes. these guys don't care what leadership has to say about this issue. they want to shrink government. they were elected to shrink government. and whether it's defaulted, whether it's shutting down the government, whether it's allowing sequestration to kick in, they're going to make it happen in the next couple of months. and nobody knows how that will play out. >> we may just find out what happens when we reach the debt limit. jim, in spite of what the white house's grand plans for gun reform may be, there still may be not a lot of backing in congress. if you look at even republicans in the midwest and republicans in the north, how does this play out right now in congress? >> well, right. there's going to be a lot of focus on gun control. there has been since the shooting, and there will be when the president unveils his package today. i would caution people to look at the vote count inside the house republican conference. there is almost no support for doing anything on new gun control, nothing on magazine size,
the president, speaker boehner and majority harry reid will be sitting down at the same table and wonder what that environment is like. i asked former bush white house chief of staff andy card about that remembering back to 2001 after that controversial election, and what the environment was there, here is what he told me. >> i suspect it will probably be a lot like the atmosphere that george w. bush experienced in his first term of office, it was a little bit chilly and cold, but at the same time, you can't help, but be wrapped up in the excitement of an inauguration. >> reporter: of course, that's what this really is about. celebrating american democracy on monday, tomorrow, the big question, what will the environment be like on tuesday morning, alisyn. >> alisyn: well, that's absolutely right. there is a lot of environment, john. thanks for showcasing that for us and we can always hope for bipartisanship. thanks so much, john roberts. >> reporter: good to see you. >> alisyn: you too, over to steve. >> steve: thank you very much, ali. the campaign team that got president obama elected twi
. in a letter to the house speaker john boehner, the treasury secretary says this step has been taken before during previous debt limit impasses. several conservative republicans are set to introduce legislation to direct treasury to prioritize debt payments if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. >>> and president obama will unveil his gun control plan today at 11:45 eastern. he's expected to call on congress to ban military-style assault weapons and the type of high-capacity ammunition used in last month's school shooting in newtown, connecticut. the package will also include efforts to stop school bullying and invest available mental health services. may include several steps the president can take right away without congressional approval. >>> the house of representatives has passed more than $50 billion in aid for hurricane sandy victims. this more than ten weeks after the storm ravaged the northeastern u.s. the vote was 241-180. several republicans voted no. conservatives failed to offset part of the bill's cost with across-the-board federal spending cuts as some had wanted. the se
. and boehner could not get the republicans in congress to come to the table. >> he put some things on the table because -- how much has is he prepared to really take on spending? medicare and medicaid, what is his plan, what's the strategy there? >> a lot of this stuff was on the table. your guys walked away. >> you didn't put anything on the table in that area? that's a rhetorical set-up for the republicans where they fall into the same old trap -- >> where's the plan? the president put a plan on the table. >> what was the plan on social security? articulate his plan that he walked away from. you beat up paul ryan's budget because what it did in trying to address, begin the conversation on social security and medicare. you ripped him a new one on that and yet the president still hasn't put anything on the table. so where is your -- >> most americans oppose it. >> karen -- this is the problem. we get the, oh, you guys have a bad plan. but we don't have that one. >> that's not true. >> you have a bad budget but we don't have one. you want to cut spending but you don't want to raise taxes. we've
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